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by joe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maintaining awareness throughout the day
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Maintaining awareness throughout the day

Thank you for the clarification!
by joe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maintaining awareness throughout the day
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Maintaining awareness throughout the day

I have been trying to follow my breath and have a question: do you stop doing that when you are thinking about something or responding to something external? Are you supposed to "multi-task" at that point?
by joe
Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1747

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

I'm not too worried about being pushed; they are very patient! :)

I'm just wondering what the counterargument to choosing baptism as an adult would be. Is it simply that even if baptism was practiced by Jesus, that doesn't make it necessary to be "saved"?
by joe
Sat May 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1747

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

You are missing my point. I'm not defending baptism, I'm asking what a legitimate argument against it would be when members of the church point out that it is a teaching of Jesus. This is opposed to many rituals one finds in the Catholic church, which the people who run our church don't practice bec...
by joe
Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 1747

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Can you tell me more? Also, I want to become a member of this church I've been attending, but don't want a public baptism. The baptisms are a big deal for them, but I was baptized when young and don't feel the need. I see that as their custom. They argue however, that you need to be baptized when an...
by joe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks! These videos may be very useful. :D
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

Yes, I have really become interested in the mystics, such as St. John of the Cross.
by joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

I do understand that those who subscribe to established Christian religions believe in Jesus the man. That's not the point. That's the point as far as my current fuzziness on questions of Christian spiritual practice. In every sermon and Life Group, every spiritual principle is brought back to the ...
by joe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

I've done a lot of walking in my life, and have yet to see Jesus walking along side me. It seems obvious that that teaching is a metaphor. And if that statement is a metaphor, is it not also possible that Jesus as Savior is also a metaphor? A statement based in truth but holds a larger meaning than...
by joe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone speak to this?
by joe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks Kiki, that was a thorough and helpful response. Since I am getting spiritual nourishment by also attending a church and a Life Group, I have started to explore Centering Prayer and find that from a technical perspective (how it's actually done) it appeals more to me than standard meditation, ...
by joe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone please advise?
by joe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 531

What happens in meditation?

So when one is sitting in meditation and following one's breath, what is supposed to occur to the individual? I have recently become interested in Centering Prayer. I'm not sure if anyone here is familiar with it, but the idea is that as you do this form of Christian meditation you are opening yours...
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of spiritual teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: History of spiritual teachings

Can anyone please help?
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: A history of spirituality
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: A history of spirituality

Can anyone please help?